Manchester United Rumors: Mourinho Close To Signing Defender Rated At $23 Million

Man Utd transfer news Diogo Dalot

Manchester United are reportedly close to securing their first signing of the season in Porto right back Diogo Dalot.

Jose Mourinho looks set to make his first signing of the transfer window by signing the relatively unknown 19-year-old Dalot after activating the player's €20 million buy-out clause.

Manager Jose Mourinho believes the Portugal Under-21 global right-back can provide competition for United captain Antonio Valencia.

According to BBC Sport, Dalot has a £17.4m ($23m) release clause in his contract with Porto, and any interested club will have to match that to convince the latter to part with the young defender. He completed all of the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League last-16 second leg in March as Porto were knocked out 5-0 on aggregate. In this picture, FC Porto's defender Diogo Dalot from Portugal attends FC Porto Gala Dragoes de Ouro 2016 - 2017 at Dragao Caixa in Porto, Portugal, Oct. 25, 2017.

Meanwhile, the former Porto player's arrival implies that Mourinho will be letting the likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian leave in the summer.

United will also continue to monitor Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid, having previously informed his representatives that they would like to be involved in any discussion over his future, should he decide to leave.

The Telegraph claim that personal terms are also agreed between the player and the club, with the Portuguese likely to be confirmed as a Manchester United player within the week.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Solo: A Star Wars Story disappoints at North American box office
May 29, 2018 - 15:26
That may sound like a lot, but it's a particularly disappointing outcome for a film set in the Star Wars universe. The figures look even more bleak as it got the wildly sought-after four day Memorial Day weekend release .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States missionary Josh Holt home after two years in Venezuelan jail
May 29, 2018 - 15:23
Venezuelan officials released Holt on Saturday after high-level talks between President Nicolas Maduro and USA lawmakers. He had lost a considerable amount of weight and was suffering from kidney stones and painful tooth decay, they said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Timelapse shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano invading backyard
May 29, 2018 - 14:04
The new fissure sent more lava into the to evacuated Leilani Estates district in the eastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island. Geological Survey scientist Wendy Stovall said Friday that the summit is shooting out a plume of water vapor and ash.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran piles pressure on European Union to salvage nuclear deal
May 29, 2018 - 13:42
He added that the possibility of referring back to the matter back to the United Nations "was not discussed during this meeting". With the re-imposition of such sanctions, Iran will no longer have any incentive to stick to its part of the nuclear deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Traders Acting Like US-North Korea Meeting is Done Deal
May 29, 2018 - 11:28
If confirmed, the visit would be part of a flurry of activity ahead of the proposed meeting between Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump .

Mike D'Antoni Says Chris Paul Is 'Doubtful' to Play Game 7
May 29, 2018 - 10:57
Houston will be haunted by some of those missed open looks as well as Paul's injury. "I don't have much else to say". Paul was listed as questionable for Game 7 , but Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said there is no way he can play.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is it going to rain on Memorial Day Monday in Miami?
May 28, 2018 - 15:11
At 8 AM the storm was SW of Tampa and moving North at 15 miles per hour and is forecasted to strengthen over the next few days. Winds will remain gusty for the rest of the holiday weekend, but tropical-storm force winds will stay well to our west.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Climb in June petrol, diesel prices in UAE
May 28, 2018 - 14:51
However, consumers can expect some relief as the Brent crude oil prices fell to around $78 from $80 per barrel on Friday. After the NDA government has come to power tax on petroleum products has become regular source of government income.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cyclone Mekunu Leaves 6 Dead, 30 Missing in Oman, Yemen
May 28, 2018 - 14:10
Around 1,000 families on Socotra, with a population of around 60,000, were evacuated after their homes were damaged. Saudi teams on the island managed to open the main road between the island's capital and its airport, he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Power wins Indy 500
May 28, 2018 - 08:55
It's both of them. "I must have screamed a lot?" the 37-year-old Australian driver said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Patrick crashed on Lap 68 of the race, disabling her vehicle but leaving her unhurt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Klay Thompson's 35 Points Helps The Warriors Force A G7!
May 28, 2018 - 07:42
Surely enough, Houston has taken a 3-2 series lead, and the Warriors haven't swept a postseason series. And we found ourselves with a Western Conference finals series knotted at three games apiece instead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Irving, Horford Receive Votes, But No Celtics Named To All-NBA Teams
May 26, 2018 - 08:13
The Celtics are too good at home: In order for the Cavaliers to reach the NBA Finals, they will now have to win Game 7 in Boston. James finds himself and the Cleveland Cavaliers down three games to two in a best of seven series against the Boston Celtics .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GALLERY | Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean
May 26, 2018 - 07:21
The tiny blue blazes are a result of buried vegetation catching fire and filling cracks in the road with ignitable methane. National Guard soldier takes photos as lava erupts and flows from a Kilauea fissure in Leilani Estates on Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Houston overcomes Harden's off night to push the champs to the brink
May 26, 2018 - 04:30
If there has been one consistent knock on this Warriors team throughout recent years, it is their looseness with the ball. Durant and Curry are taking more than half of Golden State's shots, as opposed to 41 percent during the regular season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan Says Republicans Are Getting What They Need on FBI Informant
May 26, 2018 - 02:53
I hope - I mean, if you look at Clapper, he sort of admitted that they had spies in the campaign, yesterday, inadvertently. The FBI has, until now, resisted turning over the documents for fear of revealing confidential sources and methods.